Obesity and functional disability in elderly Americans.

  title={Obesity and functional disability in elderly Americans.},
  author={Honglei Chen and Xuguang Guo},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={56 4},
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether indicators of obesity are associated with functional disabilities in elderly American women and men. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999 to 2004, United States. PARTICIPANTS One thousand six hundred eighty-four elderly (aged > or = 60) women and 1,611 elderly men. MEASUREMENTS Functional disabilities. RESULTS In women, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference were each related to higher… CONTINUE READING